Understanding Highfield qualifications
Highfield Qualifications is an awarding organisation (exam body) recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, Qualifications Wales (Wales), the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland, and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in Scotland.
Highfield International, which is part of Highfield Qualifications, offers an extensive range of regulated, international, and Highfield accredited qualifications as well as certified programmes for delivery outside the UK.
What is an awarding organisation?
An awarding organisation develops and awards qualifications. Other than organising train the trainer courses, it does not deliver training that leads to the achievement of their qualifications, but approves educational institutions, training providers and others to do so.
Highfield, as an awarding organisation, researches, designs and then manages the quality of its portfolio of qualifications to ensure that the qualifications are delivered to a consistent high standard in the UK and internationally.
Highfield promotes its qualifications to potential centres, which may include government departments, universities, schools, colleges, corporate businesses, training providers and employers. Highfield will audit centres to ensure they have the facilities, processes and people to deliver and assess Highfield qualifications to the correct standard.